Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Purecircle Limited LSE:PURE London Ordinary Share BMG7300G1096 ORD USD0.10 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 131.20 129.60 132.80 0.00 0.00 - 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food Producers 99.2 5.7 3.8 34.2 242

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16/11/2009
09:15
thanks angus. nestlé on board - momentum gathering it seems... string of early buys this morning. i'm in.
fegga
16/11/2009
08:15
yet another good news RNS
sleveen
13/11/2009
18:49
good post angus
sleveen
13/11/2009
14:27
PureCircle Limited ('PureCircle' or 'the Company') PureCircle wins prestigious Global Natural High Intensity Sweetener Market Leadership Award PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world's leading producer of Natural High Intensity Sweeteners, including Reb-A, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the prestigious Global Natural High Intensity Sweetener market Leadership Award by leading international research organisation Frost and Sullivan. Frost and Sullivan's Director of UK Operations, Gary Jeffrey, said: "PureCircle has created a global footprint for Reb-A. Its large vertically integrated supply chain, global reach, international regulatory compliance and strategic partnerships across the world have set a new benchmark for natural sweetening, and clearly support PureCircle's position as the undoubted leader in the Natural High Intensity Sweeteners Market". PureCircle Director of Sales and Marketing Peter Milsted commented: "We are delighted to be recognised for the key role that PureCircle has achieved in working with the world's leading food and beverage companies to accelerate commercialisation of natural zero-calorie sweeteners".
onlyfoolspoker
13/11/2009
13:46
Interesting post. Global brand quality Reb A is usually protected by a suite of process patents and not quite so easy to refine. Leaf yields, proprietary strains, contracted volume leaf sourcing, farmer training, application expertise, international certifications, global diversification, effective sales and marketing front end, flavour know-how, biotechnology, R&D, patent/legal expertise, sustainability and fair trade programs, customer trust and reputation (this is very important at brand level) and strategic alliances at every stage of the supply chain. A $200m+ million dollar investment is required to begin to compete at global level. True barrier to entry is high and project would be resource hungry. First mover advantage is worth 3-5 years in this market and the gap is widening as the quality taste/bar is continuously being raised.
angusf27
13/11/2009
13:03
i'm watching too as it happens
fegga
13/11/2009
12:48
Thanks fegga. The articles are about Stevia generally. Assuming for a moment that Stevia (as a generic product) will gain market share, then one could make a case that this tide is likely to raise all boats and therefore Pure Circle's sales will increase. However, this is by no means guaranteed. As the market for Stevia grows, it will attrract new players. Anybody can refine Reb-A extract. There is nothing particulary special about Pure Circle. Coca Cola is a huge player and if Stevia takes off, then they can easily muscle a small player like PURE out of the way. Similarly, the likes of Tate & Lyle, once the market for Stevia is big enough, can do the same. It appears to me from what I have read that PepsiCo are currently purchasing Reb-A extract from PURE. But that could change at any time if PepsiCo can find the product cheaper elsewhere. In fact, as the market share of Stevia grows, a big player like Pepsi will almost certainly want diversity of supply and not be dependent on one supplier only. The "PureVia" brand is owned by PepsiCo, not by PURE, and if Pepsi one day decides to buy from someone else, PURE has nothing. The bottom line is, Stevia is a free for all market, which will become highly competitive and ruthless once it becomes big enough to attract the interest of big boys. PURE will have to remain on their toes at all times in order not to be caught out. The present P/E already prices in signifanct increases in turnover, which first need to be delivered and secondly need to be translated into higher net revenue and positive cash flow. Looks overvalued to me at present, but not so badly overvalued that I would call it a good shorting opportunity. I will stand back and watch.
bubble pricker
13/11/2009
12:23
also this article: http://www.foodnavigator.com/Product-Categories/Sweeteners-intense-bulk-polyols/Stevia-Succeeding-in-an-emerging-market
fegga
13/11/2009
12:04
succinctly put yf.
fegga
13/11/2009
11:47
Can someone please explain? Pure Circle makes products derived from Reb-A extract. Anyone wishing to do so can do the same thing. And indeed they are: Reb-A extracts have been marketed since 1971. Coca Cola markets its version under the brand name "Truvia". There are many other players doing the same thing. There is nothing particular about Pure Circle's products. It is simply competing with others on an identical product. Pepsi Co's brand name for the Reb-A extract is "PureVia". This trademark is jointly owned by PepsiCo and a subsidiary of Merisant, so again Pure Circle owns nothing in this respect. As far as I can see, Pure Circle does nothing and owns nothing that others cannot do and are doing. It is essentially a trader of the Reb-A extract in a competiive market. So why is this company valued at a PE of 23?
bubble pricker
06/11/2009
11:43
Yes I am looking at the correct year. If, let's say, sales double this year (and it's a pure guess of course, because I have absolutely no idea), and the gross margin remains the same, and admin expenses remain the same in proportion to sales, we are looking at a forward PE ratio of about 13.6. The historic PE ratio is 24. It looks a lot better on this basis, but of course it assumes a doubling in sales, hence my comment that there's quite a bit of optimism already built into the price. Can anyone provide any projected figures from a broker or from management itself? Thanks. (EDIT) Just saw the figures in the header ... these figures are already quite old. Is there a more recent estimate?
mjneish
06/11/2009
11:38
yogurt product should be a winner
sleveen
06/11/2009
11:37
Are you looking at the correct year: FY 2009 FY 2008 $m $m Revenues 60.0 34.1 Gross Profit 25.6 9.1 Gross Profit % 42.6% 26.8% Net Profit attributable to shareholders 11.2 2.1 Net Operating Cash Flow after capital expenditure (63.9) (38.8) Net (Debt)/Cash (47.5) 16.6 Net Assets 95.2 81.7
sleveen
06/11/2009
11:32
Hi, just looked in after today's RNS, and have an obvious question. The market cap. is about £270 million, and sales are just under £10 million. I suppose that sales are supposed to ramp up quickly, but even so isn't there a some discrepancy here? Can someone explain? Thanks. On a forward PE ratio of about 24, there already seems to be quite a bit of optimism built into the price. But it's a difficult one to value, as all fast-growing companies are. On what basis do HansonWesthouse arrive at a target of 430p?
mjneish
05/11/2009
12:45
Been watching this sice recent highs. Todays full page buy tip in the I.C. made me dive in at last.
cestnous
04/11/2009
14:57
200 products launched with stevia world wide. should show some buying interest once peoplr realise its potential , its safety and taste
haroldthegreat
01/11/2009
17:59
i went on the atkins diet and my raised blood pressure went back to normal, in fact to that of a young 18 year old fit man and i am nearly 60.(110/70) this ties in with sugar and or frutose causing hypertension.atkins mearly gives a one liner in his book stating blood pressure returns to normal but gave no explanation. he would have been pleased to see this research on fructose.. the fact that Firmenich have formulated the product is brilliant as they are well known and respected in the food formulation world. as more food producers take note the uptake will increase as new products are formulated to exclude sugar.
haroldthegreat
30/10/2009
18:46
HansonWesthouse bullish on PureCircle after market breakthrough company news image HansonWesthouse retained a "buy" recommendation for Malaysia based manufacturer of natural sweeteners PureCircle (LSE: PURE) following what the broker called a breakthrough in the market and widening of its global footprint following the launch of a number of new Reb-A sweetened food and beverage products over the past 2 weeks. The developments highlighted in the report included the formulation of ingredients using Reb-A as a replacement for sugar in vanilla ice cream and lemon sorbet by Danish food ingredients company Danisco and PureCircle's partner Firmenich, which recreated the sweetness and flavour performance of sugar by combining RebA with its own ModulaSense technology. HansonWesthouse called it a major breakthrough for the application for RebA in the food industry, noting that the ice cream industry consumed over 2 million tonnes of sugar annually, thus creating a huge potential market for Reb-A. Reb-A was also used in New Zealand based beverage producer Frucor's Revive Supplement Water, which was launched last week. The water is similar to SoBe LifeWater producer by PepsiCo, which has strong links with Frucor, New Zealand's second largest non-alcoholic drinks company with sales in excess of €210 million. On the same day, PepsiCo announced the launch of Aquafina Plus Vitamins 10 Cal, which is sweetened with Pepsi-s PureVia branded Reb-A. HansonWesthouse said it was particularly encouraged by these announcements, which demonstrated the penetration of Reb-A in markets outside of the US. HansonWesthouse set the target price for PureCircle's stock at 431 pence, more than double its current price of 206.5 pence.
angusf27
30/10/2009
18:02
anyone got a copy of that recent Hanson Westhouse report please ? Leoboy .
leoboy
30/10/2009
17:02
HansonWesthouse set the target price for PureCircle's stock at 431 pence, more than double its current price of 206.5 pence. angusf27.... I particularly liked that bit of the article
sleveen
30/10/2009
16:00
http://proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/9678/hansonwesthouse-bullish-on-purecircle-after-market-breakthrough-9678.html Daily express article on sweeteners today(front page) http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/137027 MILLIONS of Britons are risking high blood pressure by consuming snacks that contain a common sweetener, a study has revealed. Fructose is found in many everyday products, including bread, cereals, cakes, sweets and soft drinks. Now researchers have found that even a small amount of the sweetener – equivalent to two-and-a-half sugary drinks a day – can increase the risk of high blood pressure by almost 90 per cent. The study is one of the first to find a strong link between fructose and high blood pressure – also known as hypertension. In the UK, 16 million people suffer from high blood pressure but around one in three are not aware they have it, which is why it is often known as the "silent killer". It can trigger strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and kidney disease. There is also evidence it can lead to vascular dementia. Although obesity is known to cause high blood pressure, experts have so far only identified salt as an ingredient that directly leads to hypertension. Until now, the link between sugary foods and high blood pressure has been unclear. But US scientists at the University of Colorado found that soaring rates of hypertension over the past two decades exactly match the huge rise in consumption of fructose. The team found there had been a 30 per cent rise in the amount of fructose consumed by Americans in the last 20 years and a 400 per cent rise over the last century. They tested 4,528 men and women aged over 18 who had no history of high blood pressure. Dr Diana Jalal, who led the study, found that consuming more than 74 grams of fructose a day dramatically increased the risk of hypertension. This intake increased the risk of suffering very high blood pressure by 87 per cent, moderately high blood pressure by 36 per cent and slightly raised blood pressure by 28 per cent. The team believes this rise occurred regardless of how obese participants were or how many calories they consumed. The paper concluded that: "These results indicate that high fructose intake in the form of added sugars is significantly and independently associated with higher blood pressure levels in the US adult population with no previous history of hypertension." Fructose is a simple sugar found in the fruit and other parts of plants and also in honey. It is much sweeter than sucrose, which comes in the form of cane sugar. It has often been viewed as a "healthy" alternative to cane sugar because it is lower on the Glycaemic Index scale, and is therefore recommended to some diabetics. But in many cases fructose is added to another sugar called glucose, to create an ingredient called High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) that is used as a cheap sweetener for foods. The number of foods in which HFCS is added include breakfast cereals, soft drinks, cakes, ice creams and some yoghurts. Although fructose is also found in fresh fruits, it is not thought to be dangerous in this form because antioxidants and other compounds block the harmful effects. Blood pressure charities last night said the research provided further evidence of the importance of following a healthy diet in the battle to lower blood pressure. Sue Massey, deputy executive director of UK charity the Blood Pressure Association, said: "This piece of research further highlights the link between an unhealthy diet and high blood pressure. "Of course, added sugar isn't the only culprit. That is why we believe the best way to prevent high blood pressure is to try to indulge your sweet tooth only occasionally and focus on having an overall balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables." The authors of the latest research said that additional studies were needed to see if low fructose diets could normalise blood pressure and prevent the development of hypertension. The paper is being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, California.
angusf27
30/10/2009
09:05
Sleveen, Yes maybe, I guess they are just trying to raise awareness as much as possible and highlight potential markets etc... I develop and redevelop food products for major brands and retailers, personally I don't like to shout to much about the products until I see they are a commercial success.
foodcritic
30/10/2009
07:47
foodcritic IMHO yes given the overly negative slant on future Reb A product launches in the AR. It shows that there is substantial sales potential in the ice cream sector at least. I'm expecting more good news in the AGM announcement
sleveen
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